KC St. Patrick’s Day Parades, Events & Activities: St. Paddy’s Fun
St. Patrick’s Day for kids is a fun and exciting holiday they really enjoy. And Kansas City is the perfect place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with kids. We have one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country!
There are tons of additional St. Patrick’s parades, events, & other activities to get in the Irish spirit and we’ve gathered the details for you below.
So, get out there and make family memories of your own; they’ll probably give you a good laugh later.
From St. Patrick’s Day parades to family fun runs, KC is a wonderful place to be this time of year.
St. Patrick’s parades are fun for the whole family. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy dressing in green? (Or pinching those who don’t..)
St. Patrick’s Day Events, Parades, & Fun in KC
We’ve tried to cover the entire metro, so if you’re searching for “st. Patrick’s Day Near Me” we have the scoop below.
So, sit back, relax, & enjoy your pint of beer – or watch your husband chug his.
St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcakes Workshop
Thursday March 9th and Saturday March 18th for ages 2-8
Come learn how to make rainbow cupcakes with colors in the cake at Taste Bud’s Kitchen.
Children & parents cook together in this fun cooking class! $35 per child & caregiver pair.
St. Patrick’s Day Cake Pops Class
Tuesday March 7th and Friday March 10th for ages 2-8
Learn how to make delicious cake pops with a little St. Patrick’s Day flair. This class is designed for kids and their caregivers. Class is $35 per pair.
St. Patrick’s Day Run and Little Shamrock’s Run (Kid’s Race)
Saturday, March 11th at 9:45 am
This is part of the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Run with the Kansas City Running Club!
But…this fun race is, just for kids! The St. Patrick’s Day run will happen at 10:00 am.
Annual Westport St. Patrick’s Day Run
Saturday, March 11th
Elite runners start at 10:00 am and all other paces start at 10:01 am. This run is a Kansas City tradition! Dress up in your best all-green outfit and run 4 miles through Westport.
Leavenworth Irish Parade
Friday, March 17th at 12:00 pm
Head to downtown Leavenworth to celebrate like the Irish at their 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Friday, March 17th at 1:00pm
Come enjoy all the St. Paddy’s Day fun in KC with your kiddos & explore downtown Lawrence.
It’s sure to be a fun time!
Visit Browne’s Irish Market
3300 Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City, MO
Get all your St. Patrick’s Day clothing at one of the oldest markets in the US! They also have a fabulous market full of Irish treats, teas, and frozen items.
Annual Snake Saturday Parade & Festival
March 11th at 11:00am
Come watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in North Kansas City.
The Snake Saturday Festival will be filled with other fun St. Paddy’s events too!
Public parking recommendations are:
- lot/street north of Armour Road
- lot/street south of 18th Avenue & East of Erie Street
- lot/street west of Clay Street
- former NKC Pro Bowl located at 18th and Erie Street
Emerald Isle Parade in Lee’s Summit
March 11th from 12:00pm-1:20pm (Gold Coin hunt at 11:30am)
St. Patrick’s Day Emerald Isle Parade presented by Reese Nichols with fun floats, Irish dancers, music, & more.
Dress up in your favorite green outfit to come celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Downtown Lee’s Summit!
41st Annual Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Warm-Up Parade
Saturday, March 11th at 2:00pm
This year’s parade theme is Chasing Rainbows which is a perfect theme for St. Patrick’s Day for kids. Bring your family out before St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate at this family-friendly event!
Over 100 organizations/floats from across KC will enter the parade this year, so you don’t want to miss this. There will be marchers, dancers, & vehicles decorated with their finest green!
Check out wagons, bikes, classic cars, bands, drill teams, Irish dancers, mounted patrol, music, & other festivities during the event.
39th Annual Shawnee St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 12th at 1:00pm
The St. Patrick’s Day parade has a theme – “Shawnee: Irish Shenanigans Start Here”
The parade will start on Johnson Drive & Monrovia, then marches down Johnson Drive towards Nieman Rd. so, dress up in your green & head out!
Martin City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 12th at 2:00pm
Martin City’s parade theme this year is “Happy Go Lucky.” More details will be announced as the parade gets closer!
If running is your thing, check out these St. Patrick’s Day weekend activities.
Shamrock and Shenanigans Virtual Run
March 1st to 31st
You can participate in a virtual 4 miler event – You choose the course and then report the time!
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids at these fun St. Paddy’s Day events around town. Don’t forget to wear green!
KC Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17th at 11:00am
This year’s parade theme is “23 in KC: Our Irish Ancestry.” Head downtown to watch the parade on Broadway between Linwood & 43rd Street.
Don’t miss this classic KC tradition in Midtown & Westport – it’s always a highlight for us!
2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Overland Park.
Saturday, March 11th
Downtown OP is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The parade starts at 10:00am on 79th and Floyd will then head west on 79th St to Santa Fe Dr and then south towards Robinson St. There will be festive floats, food, and a lot of family fun!
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Check out our Guide to St. Patrick’s Day for Kids with crafts, recipes, and activities too!
From our family to yours, iFamilyKC